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2015-05-26 9:18 pm

Marion Berry's House Member Office (D-AR-01) posted a Blog Post on May 26, 2015 | 9:18 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

2015-05-26 8:20 pm

Marion Berry's House Member Office (D-AR-01) posted a Blog Post on May 26, 2015 | 8:20 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

2015-05-26 7:18 pm

Marion Berry's House Member Office (D-AR-01) posted a Blog Post on May 26, 2015 | 7:18 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

Meet Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton's White House Campaign Office (D) posted a Blog Post (Facebook) on May 26, 2015 | 6:25 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

2015-05-26 6:20 pm

Marion Berry's House Member Office (D-AR-01) posted a Blog Post on May 26, 2015 | 6:20 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

2015-05-26 5:19 pm

Marion Berry's House Member Office (D-AR-01) posted a Blog Post on May 26, 2015 | 5:19 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

Subcommittee to Continue Examination of Takata Airbag Recall

The House Energy and Commerce Committee (R) posted a Press Release on May 26, 2015 | 5:11 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, June 2, at 2:00 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, "An Update on the Takata Airbag Ruptures and Recalls."

This hearing will continue the subcommittee's work to better understand the problems leading to the safety recall for nearly 34 million automobiles resulting from faulty Takata airbags. Members will also review the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's response as they seek answers about this ongoing safety issue. The subcommittee held a hearing in December to learn about the recall and the government's response.

"We have endured a year of Takata ruptures and recalls and families are still at risk. No excuses. Michiganders, and all Americans, have a right to answers. When it comes to auto safety, "maybe' is not an acceptable answer, and "later' is not an acceptable timetable. It's past time for Takata, NHTSA, and the manufacturers to explain to drivers what went wrong and how and when they can fix it." said full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI). "When an airbag – a device built to enhance motorist safety – is actually putting families in peril, we can't wait years for a fix. Summer driving and family vacations are underway and saying there might be an answer down the road is wrong. We will pressure everyone to move faster and restore safety as soon as possible."

The Majority Memorandum, a witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.

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Hearing Notice: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

The House Energy and Commerce Committee (R) posted a Press Release on May 26, 2015 | 4:37 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, June 2, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, "Medicaid Program Integrity: Screening Out Errors, Fraud, and Abuse."

Improper payments have been a persistent problem plaguing the Medicaid program. In Fiscal Year 2014, the federal government spent more than $300 billion on this vital program, but according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the improper payment rate for Medicaid was 6.7 percent, or $17.5 billion. That is an unwelcome increase of nearly 1 percent, or more than $3 billion from the year previous. Additionally, a recent Reuters report found, "more than one in five of the thousands of doctors and other health care providers in the U.S. prohibited from billing Medicare are still able to bill state Medicaid programs." Subcommittee members will discuss the integrity of the Medicaid program as part of the committee's ongoing effort to ensure the program is able to deliver on its core promise of providing for the most vulnerable. 

The Majority Memorandum, a witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.

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Hillary for South Carolina

Hillary Clinton's White House Campaign Office (D) posted a Blog Post (Facebook) on May 26, 2015 | 4:32 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

#CuresIn4Words

The House Energy and Commerce Committee (R) posted a Press Release on May 26, 2015 | 4:21 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

What Does Cures Mean To YOU?

The 21st Century Cures initiative has spanned more than a year, with dozens of hearings and roundtables to gather ideas. In addition to several white papers seeking feedback, the committee also took to social media to reach patients and experts who are at the heart of this initiative. Last week, the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced the 21st Century Cures Act to bring our nation's health care system up to speed with advancements in technology and new discoveries in research to help deliver cures and treatments to patients in need of hope.

Over the past month, patients, health care organizations, patient advocates, academics, innovators and families have been weighing in on social media to share what the Cures initiative means to them using #CuresIn4Words. The effort has been described as nonpartisan, hopeful, uniquely collaborative, innovative, and much more.

See what E&C members shared for their #CuresIn4Words:

Share your #CuresIn4Words on Facebook and Twitter.

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